Kristy

Age: 57

Location: Florida

Injury or relation: Multiple sclerosis, Quadriplegia for 8 years

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, gardening, adaptive sports (especially power soccer and ramp bowling), teaching, travel

Why did you become a peer mentor? My MS progressed quickly, from diagnosis to quadriplegia in 18 months (I have since plateaued). I could have used a peer mentor during that time! I met a Reeve peer mentor during outpatient physical therapy at the local rehab hospital. He talked me into trying adaptive sports, which opened social opportunities that I had not been aware of and showed me that I could still travel. I realized that I had a lot to offer to help others as a peer mentor, a retired physician and a veteran.

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